South Dakota Humanities Council Home

Celebrate SDHC's 45th at the Festival!

At the 15th annual South Dakota Festival of Books, our organization will celebrate its 45th anniversary! Please come celebrate with us - and check out the list of events and presenters at sdbookfestival.com

45th Festival of Books.JPG

Thank You For Your Support

Thank you for your continued support of the humanities.

The National Endowment for the Humanities, a major source of SDHC funding, received a $1.9 million budget increase for FY 2017. However, in its comprehensive FY 2018 budget, the Trump administration requested that Congress appropriate approximately $42 million to NEH for "the orderly closure of the agency. 

Please visit our advocacy page to find out how you can advocate for the humanities. We'll need your support as we face this next challenge. 

 
 
 

Blog

  1. The heroines in Susan Elizabeth Phillips' books are known for their various journeys in life. This week, an internationally-published romance novelist journeys to the Black Hills to entertain Festival of Books fans. Continue Reading

  2. September 18, 2017

    Robert Olen Butler’s military service in Vietnam informs much of his most recognized writing. Continue Reading

  3. From iconic war writers to talented illustrators and a quirky “foodie” author, the 2017 South Dakota Festival of Books lineup is packed with talent. Continue Reading

  4. From an early age, Alison McGhee always knew she wanted to be a writer. For her, literature was her savior and she was never lonely if she had a book. Continue Reading

Programs & Events

23
Sep
1:00 pm | Granary Rural Cultural Center
23
Sep
2:00 pm | Mueller Center
23
Sep
3:00 pm | Granary Rural Cultural Center
24
Sep
11:30 am | Fischers Lilly Park
25
Sep
8:00 am | T. F. Riggs High School
25
Sep
7:00 pm | Centerville Community Library
28
Sep
1:40 pm | Ceder Shore Resort
28
Sep
3:15 pm | Ceder Shore Resort
29
Sep

South Dakota Humanities Council

The South Dakota Humanities Council (SDHC), founded in 1972 in response to an act of Congress, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and the only cultural organization in the state whose sole mission is to deliver humanities programming to the people of South Dakota. Our vision is to "lead statewide advocacy for the humanities, working with other partners to foster literary and civic engagement." This programming vision forms the core mission:

The South Dakota Humanities Council celebrates literature, promotes civil conversation, and tells the stories that define our state.

The sole meaning in life is to serve humanity.
- Leo Tolstoy